Hee, hee, hee... please pardon my punny title... I couldn't resist. Yes, the Creative Gym - Exercise #3 over at The Mixed Media Place this month is about things with wings. I chose to created a mixed media watercoloured tag with a bird.
Supplies: watercolour paper (Canson), Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Paints, Archival Ink (Ranger), Tim Holts stamps and stencil (Stamper's Anonymous), prisma glitter (CTMH), ribbon (misc.) Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), vellum, lace and metal charm (Dollarama), Ashland shell spring filler (Michaels), gel medium (Faber-Castell)
After stamping my initial bird, I stamped another using black Distress Paint on vellum, sprinkling it with prisma glitter, fussy cutting it and partially adhering it over top the original to create some dimensional effect.
For the background, I went with this week's Inky Background Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and created it with multiple Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours applied to a stencil, water spritzed, and then transferred to the watercolour paper.
I coloured the ribbon with Distress inks to match and the lace with spray ink, and added the shells which are actually pre-coloured vase fillers that I repurposed. I picked through the bag to find small flat ones that would suit well providing texture without too much bulk.
I liked this tag so much, I will not be gifting it. It has found itself a home as a bookmark in my lastest edition of Flow Magazine.